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Flora of Cornwall (1999)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Flora of Cornwall (1999), which was a Tetrad Atlas (the maps had 2km square dots or Tetrads). The map on this web page depicts the plant's distribution at the 1km square scale and shows the records made pre-2000 which were used in the 1999 Flora and those made since.

Viola hirta - Hairy Violet

Older records for Viola hirta need to be treated with caution as it is largely a violet of calcareous soils. Currently it is restricted to pastures close to the sea and sand dunes. It can be found at Godrevy Towans (SW54W, 1992, R.J.Murphy), Porthtowan (SW64Z, 1988, R.Fitzgerald), Rushy Green near Crantock (SW76V, 1992, H.M.Meredith), and Widemouth Bay (SS10W, 1987, R.J.Murphy). It is absent from the Isles of Scilly.

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.